Form W-9 and the instructions for obtaining and completing W-9 are available. DR wants all individuals who may be affected by the disaster to receive this form before their emergency services are utilized. This form documents the income that the individual earns from income created and received during the disaster. It is also used by disaster victims who are living in a disaster-affected area and are seeking to obtain income tax refunds for a disaster-related expenses. If you have questions regarding the W-9 process, contact the Louisiana Tech Extension Office and ask for the Office of Information Technology Services. The Office of Information Technology Services is the responsible for handling requests for income tax refunds. See link below for more information: Link : Louisiana Tax Information and Assistance Services The IRS issues W-9s to business for the reporting of their wages. The W-9 must include a minimum of the following information: The names, addresses, and social security numbers for all the individuals involved in the business The total income earned and earned for each employee reported in the W-9 and a breakdown of expenses of per worker for the year. Each itemized report must include the following information: (A) The name and location of each employee; (B) The name and address of each person who made the payment to or received payment from the business (C) The total amount of the payment received or the total amount of each other payment, including an itemized itemization of the deductions taken and the tax withheld. The recipient of more than 5,000 and an individual who is not a U.S. citizen or alien resident must include a copy of his or her alien registration card, as well as his or her alien driver's license number. A recipient of less than 5,000 and an individual who is not a U.S. citizen or alien resident must include a copy of his or her alien registration card, as well as his or her alien driver's license number. (D) The total gross wages of each employee. (E) The business's total sales during the fiscal period of 1,000,000 or more. See link below for the complete guide to W-9s. The U.S. government requires you to use Form W-9.